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Tudor Children’s Clothes Quiz

Test your knowledge on Tudor children's clothes with this fun quiz. Tip: You will do better if you watch my Claire Chats video on the topic first!

Tudor Children's Clothes Quiz

Q1) What fabric were swaddling bands for wealthier babies made out of?

Silk

Linen

Wool

Flannel

Q2) What was the Tudor name for a nappy or diaper?

Napkin

Swathing band

couche

tailclout

Q3) What was a penner?

Penholder

Petticoat

Loose, baggy breeches

A shirt

Q4) The blanket wrapped around the baby under swaddling bands was called...

The bed

The chrisom

The shawl

The kerchief

Q5) What type of gown was popular in England before the French gown?

English frock gown

Spanish gown

Cassock

Medieval gown

Q6) Boys were usually breeched between the ages of .....

3 - 4

5 - 8

8 - 9

10 -12

Q7) What's a muckinder?

A type of belt or girdle

A handkerchief or small towel attached to boys' girdles

A type of bonnet

A knee pad on a boy's breeches

Q8) What type of feather did Prince Edward have decorating his hat in the 1539 portrait of him as a baby?

Ostrich

Peacock

Egret

Pheasant

Q9) Loose, baggy, knee length 'trousers' were known as breeches or .....

Pedal pushers

Partlets

Hose

Slops

Q10) What absorbent material is thought to have been added to tailclouts (nappies/diapers)?

Hay

Moss

Cotton wadding

Feathers

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Tudor Children’s Clothes Quiz